Mountain View

The next installment for National Poetry Month is a piece by an English poet, Elizabeth Bridges.   The mountainous theme: apropos for those of us living next door to the Rocky Mountains.

Verse 16.
by Elizabeth Bridges

The mountains beckon me
      To endure the storms,
The valleys offer me
    Rest in their long arms.

In dreamy forests
    Have I ever dreams,
Whispering my secrets
    To whispering streams,

And what can I do now
    When glad Spring's abroad
But leap, and merrily
    Laugh and shout aloud!

by Elizabeth Bridges, Cambridge, England: Oxford, 1916, p. 23.


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Dave Linder: Meteorologist, computer scientist, writer... and one who enjoys a well-timed quick quip.

Posted on April 15, 2008, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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